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Palacio de Cortes

Plaza Hidalgo 1 | Coyoacán, Cuernavaca 04620, Mexico
+52 5 5153480
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Cuernavaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums, Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Description: This 16th-century fort once served as the palace and home of Hernán Cortés and includes a collection of Diego Rivera murals.
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Opelika, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

El Palacio de Cortes is easy to get to as it sits right in El Centro, the center of Cuernavaca. Believer it or not, McDonald's Restaurant is approximately 500 ft from the property in case you get a culture shock and need a quick burger from the States. This is a great museum, and you will find yourself steeped in... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Amazing architecture for a structure that is 400 years old. Interesting exhibits in different rooms show the progression of technology in Mexico. Wish the signs had been bi-lingual.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Rivera's murals are excellent and seem to talk to you. Mexico's history shown in chronological order as you go through the different rooms. Unfortunatelly, there were crowds of people when I visited.

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Cuernavaca, Mexico
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Good option to get a view of the history of Mexico. Not so impressive as it could be as it lack of information, as Mexico is a so rich archeological history....and besides it name it don't have any information about Hernan Cortes!,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Beautiful and historic palace in the center of Cuernavaca. A must see in Cuernavaca near the Zocalo, walkable around the center of the city.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

definitely one of the main attration to do in Cuernavaca not to be missed the Diego Rivera Murales on the second floor

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Manhattan, KS
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I would certainly recommend this place because it is the oldest secular structure in the Americas. The history of the building and its role in the city is explained very well. The mural upstairs is very impressive, although slightly smaller than the usual murals by Rivera. Also, they have some remarkable archeological artifacts which add to your knowledge about the... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A partially enclosed veranda on one side of the building has a major Diego Rivera mural, which is worth the visit to Cuernavca. The rest of the museum has many interesting items and is quite informative, but the murals are the highlight.

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Top Contributor
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

dont miss the palacio when in cuernavaca, its right in the zocalo, very easy to find. the museum inside is great lots of historical items, dont forget to use your student or teacher id for a discount. diego riveras painting on the wall is incredible. read up on it before your visit. i wish they had a guide in english... More

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First, it's right on the main square, the Zocalo, so if you're getting acquainted with the city you're probably starting here anyway. Next, it's loaded with artifacts and history from the area. And finally, if you're a Diego Rivera fan you must, must, must see the murals that show local history. If you're not already a Diego Rivera fan, you... More

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